I'm a journalist with more than a decade of experience working primarily for print and online publications in the U.S. Midwest and West. I specialize in telling vivid, thoughtful stories about the mystery and curiosity of lost people, places and things.
I've climbed a mountain to look for a mummy cave. I've been threatened with a lawsuit by a Hells Angel biker. I've been booted from interviewing Donald Trump (he told his people, 'this won't be a good one,' after a question he didn't like). I annoyed Barack Obama when I interviewed him, too. I've ridden a motorcycle to ruins in Egypt and helped train women journalists in Yemen -- taking a different way home every day to avoid kidnapping. While I mainly work in the written word, I've done TV and radio interviews both for local, national and international TV and radio.
That photo? That's me in 2016, in a hot July day's dying light, after a long but successful day chasing stories on the streets outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland for the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today. (Photo by Cincinnati Enquirer photographer Meg Vogel).
Currently based: Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I'm regional health correspondent for Forum News Service, which serves multiple news outlets in the upper Midwest. I cover everything from rural mental health to emerging health research to the goings-on inside Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the nation.
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